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Join us! Next Freshie intake March ’18

Norfolk Roller Derby’s new skater intake starts on Monday 26th March 2018 and we want you to be a part of our team and our community.

We welcome all genders, all levels of skating experience and all ages from 18 up on our 15 week non contact course where you’ll learn all the skating skills required to start your own exciting roller derby adventure.

Sessions run on Monday nights from 8pm to 10pm at Sewell Park Academy sports hall where skates and safety gear are provided for you. The full 15 week course costs £60, if you’d like to reserve a place please email recruitment@norfolkrollerderby.co.uk

Once you’ve booked your place and your kit all you need to bring is yourself (wearing comfortable, loose fitting sports clothing – t shirt / vest and shorts / leggings) and a bottle of water.

After completing our non contact course you can progress to our contact course where you’ll use your newly perfected skating skills to start playing the insanely addictive sport of roller derby!

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us at recruitment@norfolkrollerderby.co.uk or message us on Facebook.

Christmas Intraleague at Epic Studios

We love the festive season…cosy evenings, mulled wine and of course smashy fun at NRD’s Christmas Intraleague! This year we will be hosted by the marvellous Epic Studios as NRD’s intraleague teams Ouse Your Daddies and the Yare Yare Yares fight it out on track in a women’s and a co-ed game.

The event takes place on Sunday 17th December, with doors opening to the public at 12:00. The women’s game will be up first, followed by the co-ed game at around 14:30. The day’s action will wrap up at around 16:30, but everyone is invited to join us at the Plasterers Arms from 7:30 onwards for drinks and merriment.

Tickets are available in advance online here for £9.07 (including booking fee), or £10 on the door. Kids go free under 12 with a paying adult.

We can’t wait to see you there!




The Black Shucks take on Rebellion Uprising this in the Battle of the B’s!

Norfolk Roller Derby’s womens’ B Team are taking on Rebellion Roller Derby’s Uprising this weekend in Cambridge Rollerbillies’ Battle of the B’s sevens tournament. Also in the tournament are Rainy City’s Bet Lynch Mob, the Cambridge Rollerbillies Punt Rockers or Portsmouth Roller Wenches B team.

For those not yet in the know, a sevens tournament features teams of seven (surprise, surprise!) and each game takes place over a 21 minute period, with no time outs of official reviews. Sounds intense, right? Because there are only seven players in a team most players are on track for the full duration, meaning each player’s performance is vital to the success of the team. Penalties are carried over throughout the tournament, so fouling out is a definite no-no!

Want to catch some of the action? Tickets can be purchased here Find out more about this event on the Facebook event page.


Black Shucks, Rebellion Roller Derby, B Team

B-Movie Bash – CoEd Roller Derby Rookie Game & Mustard City Rollers

NRD productions proudly presents
B-MOVIE BASH! A B-Movie themed roller derby double bill, hosted at Epic Studios in Norwich on November 12th.

Our opening feature is a co ed rookie game starring two future classics of the shlocky silver screen!

The Terror of the Teenage Saucerpeople vs Attack of the Cosmic Crab Monsters.

Brad and Peggy-Sue were just a couple of ordinary high school kids, going steady and getting ready for the spring dance. Nothing could have prepared them for…

‘The Terror of the Teenage Saucerpeople!’

They came from another world in search of the salt water in our veins. Run in fear from the…

‘Attack of the Cosmic Crab Monsters!’

Our Feature presentation will star Norfolk roller Derby’s co-ed team, The Mustard City Rollers. Opponent to be announced.

Hosted at Epic Studios in Norwich, prepare yourself for some pulse racing roller derby action before the venue transforms ready for our after party.

The rookie game is open to any gender skater who has completed their minimum skills and has played 5 games or fewer. Click here for tickets or find out more by visiting our Facebook event page.

Norfolk Brawds promoted to Tier 2 in British Champs Playoffs

NRD’s Womens A Team are taking it easy this week after a huge weekend of glorious roller derby at British Champs T3 Womens Playoffs.

They fought in 3 games and racked up 2 wins and a promotion to Tier 2.

The Brawds would like to extend a massive THANK YOU to everyone who has supported them on their journey so far – this would never have been possible without all the hard work put in behind the scenes, and the lovely friends, family and supporters of the league!

Tier 2 we’re coming to get you!!


We did it! Playoffs, here we come!

Norfolk Roller Derby’s A Team, the Norfolk Brawds, faught like warriors in their final Champs game of the season against Surrey Roller Girls and brought home an incredible win of 473 – 65.

This means they have placed 2nd in British Champs Womens Tier 3 East and have secured their place at this year’s playoffs, which take place in Stoke-on-Trent on 15th-16th September. 

The Brawds will be training hard to prepare for playoffs over the next few weeks, and we can’t wait to watch them leave it all on the track this September. 

Go Brawds!!

If you would like to keep in touch with what the Brawds and the rest of the league are up to, don’t forget to like us on Facebook.

Norfolk brawds place 2nd in this year's Champs tournament

Norfolk Brawds place 2nd in British Champs Womens Tier 3 East

Fresh Meat – What to expect!

Signing up to a roller derby Fresh Meat course can feel pretty scary, but roller derby – while physically demanding – boasts one of the most ridiculously squishy, lovely sports communities on the planet.

One of our recent Fresh Meat graduates, Terminal Velosophie, has written a blog about her Freshie experience. Read it here to discover the highs, lows, challenges and triumphs of her roller derby journey so far!

Fancy giving roller derby a try? Our next intake will likely be toward the end of the year, but you can register your interest by signing up to our freshie mailing list here, and we will contact you before the next course starts.


fresh meat intake 2017

Terminal Velosophie and her fellow freshies strike a pose! Grr!!

Norfolk Roller Derby supports Norwich Foodbank

Earlier this year we got together to help a cause we really believe in, by holding a collection of essential, much needed items for Norwich Food Bank.

The food bank is a registered charity that collects and distributes emergency food parcels to local people who find themselves in need, often through unexpected circumstances such as illness or a family breakup. 

The parcels contain simple items such as food and basic toiletries, and the food bank is reliant on donations to keep up this much needed service.

Helping is easy – just check out the shopping list, collect your items and donate them at one of many collection points around Norwich – find one near you here

Here’s our certificate for our efforts – thanks Norwich Food Bank!


Tickets on Sale Now! British Champs Double Header

The Brawds are back for their first and only home game of the season, so this event is not to be missed!

Hosted by Norfolk Roller Derby on 18th June at UEA sportspark, see two exciting games in one afternoon as the Brawds take on Bedford’s Rebellion Roller Derby and Surrey Roller Girls take on Heartfordshire’s Helles Belles. 

Refreshments and a fully stocked bar available on site, plus plenty of parking.

Get your tickets here! http://britishchamps.brownpapertickets.com/

Ref Clinic


Have you started reffing, but you’re not really sure you’re doing it properly? Or are you a seasoned Zebra who wants to refine their skills? Well, this one day course will have something for you.

This workshop is coached by Stickler Hudson and is designed for for new and established skating officials. 

The one day workshop will be in 3 parts. An off skates classroom based session, an on skates session focusing on the skating skills and positioning that a good ref needs, and lastly, the chance to ref our mega scrim and put all those new skills into action.

The clinic will focus on :

  • The role of being an official
  • establishing good skating techniques
  • how to ensure proper positioning.
  • how to best judge a penalty
  • how officials affect game play
  • how to adjudicate penalties
  • how to deal with official reviews
  • how to deal with challenging players and coaches
  • dealing with safety
  • The new 2017 rule set
  • how to play the zebra game.

The Ref clinic will take place on Sunday 28th May at UEA Sportspark in Norwich from 9am to 6pm.

Because of the on skates portion of this workshop we ask that all attendees have passed at least WFTDA minimum skater skills.


COACH: Stickler Hudson

“Stickler” Hudson started his roller derby career in 2011. A former skating official for Steel City roller Derby, as well as an independent WFTDA ref for many teams throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio, he was an original founding member of the Pittsburgh Derby Brats (junior derby) and Pittsburgh Men’s Roller Derby league. He is now a skating official for NRD.